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The strap

By saltireblue    
Still in York, but this time at the magnificent NRM (National Railway Museum).

A detail from a 1st Class carriage from the year dot. Taken through a closed and dirty window...

The leather strap is used to lift and lower the window. The stud is used to secure the strap via holes - like a vertical belt. The more mature members may well remember this arrangement from the days when the railway was steam-powered and went under the name of British Railways. Not Virgin, or whatever.

Many thanks for your comments on my previous upload, all are appreciated, especially those from Yorkshire membersSmile

Thanks for bothering


Tags: Window Transport York Leather Strap Nrm 1st Class

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widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 4:02PM
Sure they aren't Lancashire BlushBlushBlush oops iam in trouble AGAIN . Nicely textured shot SmileSmile


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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
22 Aug 2013 4:12PM
and it never stayed up!!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 4:33PM
Had me worried for a minute Malc.
I thought this was your Jock strap here.
So glad it isn't.
You would give us Scotsmen a bad name with it being so small !!
A nice textured shot.
22 Aug 2013 4:38PM
Portrait format works really well in this delightful image.

ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
22 Aug 2013 4:45PM
Great textures, nicely captured and presentedGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
22 Aug 2013 4:48PM
Beautifully photographed. I love the well worn look and can imagine the thousands of people that handled it. Top shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
22 Aug 2013 5:10PM
By 'eck sithee Malc, I can remember these on train carriages from when I were a lad! Wink Excellent close-up, with great tones and textures Smile
Trev the Yorkshireman! Smile
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
22 Aug 2013 5:33PM
I thought it was part of an old suitcase from the thumbnail Malc.

Well composed and lovely textures.

Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 6:11PM
British Railway's?................. Never heard of it Malc GrinGrin
Now "The Strap"...... bet you copped for that a few times Wink

Yorksire lass.
22 Aug 2013 6:16PM
A fascinating comp' Malc, nice textures. I've always liked Straps Wink

John Smile
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 6:37PM
Indeed, it brings back memories, Malc: the patina of dust on top of the general decay makes for an interesting study in detail, tones but especially textures.
danbrann Plus
12 628 17
22 Aug 2013 6:58PM
Unfortunatly I'm old enough to remember this but what a good pic.
Glad for the description. Or would have been a the comp tones & textures
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
22 Aug 2013 8:19PM
Pretty good for Iso 8000, you can almost feel the texture, Malc.

Yorkie Dave
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
22 Aug 2013 8:43PM
Beautifully composed detail Malc.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1834 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 9:05PM
Pity about the grotty window, but a fine composition nonetheless and, yes, it brings back memoriesTongue.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
22 Aug 2013 9:38PM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 98 14 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 9:57PM
Great image Malc, great tones and texturesSmile

Oh I recall the leather strap and letting the window down to receive a face full of soot and cinders, especially if passing under a bridge.

Sounds like the "Railway Children".

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 12:20PM
Mature I am - I remember these so well! Smile You've captured years of wear Malc - great detail.

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